Alex Lange was scratched from his start from the Smokies tonight. I thought you should know, but I just want to make it clear that there are a lot of reasons that could have happened.
The Iowa Cubs were drowned out by the Nashville Sounds (Rangers), 6-5.
Matt Swarmer took the loss after allowing five runs on ten hits over 5.2 innings. Three of those hits were solo home runs. Swarmer struck out eight and walked two.
Shortstop Zack Short hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning, his third home run of the season. Short was 1 for 4.
Second baseman Dixon Machado went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI single. Machado scored on Short’s home run.
Third baseman Phillip Evans went 2 for 4. He tripled and scored in the seventh inning.
The Tennessee Smokies were subjugated by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 4-2.
Ben Hecht made the “emergency start” (according to the press release) and took the loss after giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits over two innings. Hecht struck out three and walked one.
DH Nico Hoerner went 1 for 3 with a walk.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans split a doubleheader with the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers). They won the completion of Thursday’s game 5-1 and they lost the seven-inning regularly-scheduled game 3-2.
Alexander Vargas started the game on Thursday and allowed one run on two hits over 3.2 innings before the rains came. Vargas walked one and struck out three.
Jesus Camargo picked up where Vargas left off and got the win with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief. He gave up two hits. He struck out three and did not walk anyone.
Third baseman Cam Balego went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.
Left fielder Grant Fennell went 2 for 4 with one run scored.
DH Wladimir Galindo was 2 for 4 with one RBI.
In game two, starter Javier Assad took the loss after giving up three runs on five hits over five innings. All three runs scored on two home runs. Assad struck out nine and only walked one, so that was pretty impressive at least.
Shortstop Aramis Ademan went 2 for 3.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were bitten by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 2-1 in a game that ended in the top of the eighth inning because of rain.
Starter Faustino Carrera allowed just one run on four hits over five innings. Carrera struck out six and walked two.
Casey Ryan gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh and took the loss. Ryan’s final line was one run on one hit, three walks and a hit batsman over 1.1 innings. Ryan struck out one.
Right fielder Jonathan Sierra went 1 for 3 with an RBI double.
The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 5-4.
Josh Burgmann started, didn’t make it out of the second inning and took the loss. Burgmann gave up four runs on five hits over 1.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Right fielder Darius Hill went 2 for 4 with one run scored.
Both teams were off.